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Howard County Recreation & Parks offers tennis programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels (from beginners to adult recreational players). 

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For more information, please contact the Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov

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Tennis Coach Opportunities

Looking for a job this fall or spring? HCRP is hiring Assistant Tennis Instructors for youth tennis classes. Classes run weekday afternoons from 4pm-7:30pm and weekends varying between the hours of 8am-6pm at various parks in Howard County. Fall classes start in September and Spring classes start at the end of March. Candidates must be reliable, mature, courteous, professional and have knowledge/experience playing or instructing tennis.

 
To apply for a tennis coaching postion, please contact Krista Billingsley at kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov
 

 

Camps/Programs/Lessons

Camps

 

Youth Tennis Camps

Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov


Spring Break Camps:


Summer Camps:

  • Junior Tennis & Swim (5-7 yrs)
    Campers of all ability levels learn and develop the proper form needed to play tennis through QuickStart teaching methods using portable pop-up tennis nets in the gymnasium or on tennis courts. After the lesson, campers enjoy a recreational swim at the pool. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM.
     
  • Tennis, Golf & Play Camp (5-8 yrs)
    This camp introduces you to two lifetime sports that stay with you forever. Learn tennis according to the QuickStart format based on USTA standards and SNAG golf equipment designed to enhance learning. The modified equipment helps teach the basics while having fun in a safe and non-competitive environment. Friday is the first rain date.
  • Junior Development Tennis with Shantha Chandra (7-16 yrs)
    This camp is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racket, an advanced beginner, or are returning to camp to learn new skills or improve on old ones! Join us for a variety of drills and games leading up to an introduction to match play. QuickStart tennis format (with age-appropriate specific color pressure-less balls) is used for younger players. Enjoy the fun competition with players of the same skill level.  Everyone plays in skill based matches with scoring. Please bring a light snack (no nut products) and filled water bottle. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.
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  • Tennis & Swim (7-14 yrs)
    Develop the proper form needed to play at your desired level. All ability levels learn and improve skills and techniques needed to enjoy tennis. After the lesson and match play, cool off with a daily swim in the pool at the Roger Carter Community Center (RCCC) in Ellicott City. You are bused to the pool and pickup is at Roger Carter Community Center by 2:30 PM. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool.
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  • Junior USA Team Tennis Small Group Lesson with Shantha Chandra (11-18 yrs)
  • Small group lessons for advanced beginners and intermediate players to freshen up on your basic ground strokes, serving, scoring and match play. Friday is reserved for the first rain date. 
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  • TGA Premier Youth Tennis Summer Camp (6-11 yrs)
    The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis Camps which offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day.  Each day of the camp will include station-based instructions (racquet and rally skills), athletic development, rules & etiquette and character development lessons, STEM experiments, fun games, and match play. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players, but all experience levels are welcome to join. Friday is reserved as the first rain date. All participants must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAVIER

 

Before or After-School and Clinics

TGA Premier Youth Tennis (6-11 yrs)
The US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets you rallying and having fun right away. In addition, learn relevant enrichment skills such as sportsmanship, math, science, technology, history, and more as they advance through our five-level program. Parents receive weekly email updates and process report at the end. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches inside the school's gym. We provide all tennis equipment including racquet and balls. Open to all skill levels, but ideal for beginners. Fee includes prize, wristband, and student handbook. 

CLICK HERE to view photos of the program!

 

School's Out TGA Premier Youth Tennis Clinic (6-11 yrs) 
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis One-Day Clinics which offer an unforgettable experience for your child by combining expert instruction, daily matches and exciting activities that keep them active all day.  This one-day clinic will include station-based instructions (racquet and rally skills), athletic development, rules & etiquette and character development lessons, discussions on STEM concepts in tennis, fun games, and match play. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players, but all experience levels are welcome to join. 

 

TGA Premier Middle School Tennis (11-14 yrs)
The United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students will develop tennis skills utilizing smaller tennis courts and youth-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets them rallying and having fun right away. In addition, students will learn relevant character development and STEM skills such as sportsmanship, respect, math, science, technology, and more. Middle school programs include a focus on match play, team competition, and strategies to prep students for their future high school tennis team. Program is taught by USTA-trained and background-screened coaches. All tennis equipment is provided during the program (e.g. racquets, balls, pop up nets) and all students receive prizes. Ideal for new and novice tennis players. 

 

All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.
 

Youth Program

 

Youth Tennis Lessons 

Tennis Lessons with Shantha Chandra:

Baltimore Tennis Patrons Lessons (offered in Summer and Fall):

HCRP Tennis Lessons:

Youth Clinics

USTA Tennis Play Day (6-11 yrs)

A USTA Play Day allows kids to compete with players of similar age and skill level. The action will keep moving in quick matches and so will your child. With the emphasis on fun, kids gain both confidence and play experience in a low-pressure environment with friends. Participants will compete against multiple opponents in non-eliminating matches using red balls on 36-foot courts and/or orange balls on 60-foot courts. Ideal for those that have basic mastery of strokes and can rally, but have not yet had as much match play experience.

All participants will receive prizes and they all must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.

Leagues

Youth Team Challenge (6-14 yrs)

This is an introduction to tennis competition offering a low-pressure team environment for children to develop their skills through level-based play, without an emphasis on instruction of results. It is designed to be a fun and social environment that highlights character and skill development. The USTA instructors will engage participants through a team experience that keeps them active, learning and focused. A Coordinator will be on site to run the Team Challenge. All equipment will be provided, but participants may bring their own racquet. Fee includes six one hour sessions as well as a participant gift. All participants must complete the USTA's waiver before participation in any program https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.

 

High School Off Season Tennis League (13-17 yrs)

This league provides a recreational tennis experience for high school aged singles or doubles players. All matches played on outdoor tennis courts throughout Howard County. Competitions held in the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday and throughout the day on Saturdays. One match per week. Play will follow USTA rules with best of three sets for each match with a 2-hour time limit. Players will compete against a minimum of 3 playing partners and play a total of six matches through the nine-week season. No end of season tournament is provided. An on-site supervisor will be present at all matches. A kickoff meeting will be held for all players prior to the start of matches. All-important league information will be sent out before the season.

 

Adult Social Tennis Series (18 yrs+)

The US Tennis Association, Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) presents the Adult Social Tennis Series. Adults participate in one hour of doubles match play and Cardio Tennis rotations over five weeks. A Coordinator will be on site to keep you engaged and having fun. Tennis balls will be provided, but please bring a racquet. Fee includes five one hour sessions as a well as a USTA prize. All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://form.jotform.com/ustamidatlantic/USTAMAS_AdultSocialTennis_Waiver.

Adult

 

Adult Tennis Lessons

HCRP Tennis Lessons:

 

Tournament

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Permitted Tennis Courts

HCRP permits tennis courts across Howard County throughout the year for scheduled programs, classes and leagues. Below is an overview of days and times that specific courts are not available for public use. 

 

 

  • Spring (March - June)
    • Blandair Regional Park
      • Tuesdays: 5:30pm-7:30pm
      • Thursdays: 5:30pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8:30am-12:45pm
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9:30am-1pm & 3pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 7:45am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:30am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Mondays-Thursdays: 5:00pm-9:30pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-1:00pm
      • Sundays: 1:30pm-6:30pm
      • Spring Break: Monday-Friday from 8:30am-2:00pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Wednesdays: 5:30pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 8:30am-6:00pm
  • Summer (June - August)
    • Blandair Regional Park
      • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:30pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8:30am-1:00pm
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Mondays-Fridays: 8:30am-3:00pm & 5:00pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 7:45am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:30am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm
      • Mondays-Thursdays: 4:30pm-9:00pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-1:00pm
      • Sundays: 1:30pm-5:00pm
    • River Hill High School
      • Mondays-Thursdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm
      • Saturdays: 1:00pm-5:00pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Wednesdays: 5:30pm-8:45pm
    • Savage Park
      • Mondays-Fridays: 8:30am-4:30pm
    • Western Regional Park
      • Mondays-Fridays: 8:30am-4:30pm
  • Fall (September - November)
    • Blandair Regional Park
      • Mondays: 5:30pm-8:45pm
      • Thursdays: 5:30pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 8:30am-1:00pm
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9:30am-1:30pm & 3pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8:00am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Mondays-Thursdays: 5:00pm-9:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8:00am-1:00pm
    • River Hill High School
      • ​Saturdays: 8:30am-2:00pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Wednesdays: 5:30pm-8:45pm

***Subject to change due to make-up classes

Tennis Lessons By Location

Blandair Regional Park

FALL 2019
Activity Activity Name Age # of Classes Start Date Start Time End Time Days Cost Instructor
RP6862.501 Tennis Essentials 6-8 yrs 6 9/14/2019 9:00 AM 10:00 AM Sa $84 Tran, Lan
RP6859.511 Youth Beginner Tennis 8-12 yrs 6 9/14/2019 10:15 AM 11:15 AM Sa $84 Tran, Lan
RP6862.502 Tennis Essentials 8-10 yrs 6 9/16/2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM M $84 Tran, Lan
RP6862.504 Tennis Essentials 8-10 yrs 6 9/19/2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Th $84 Tran, Lan
RP6860.511 Youth Advanced Beginner Tennis 10-14 yrs 6 9/14/2019 11:30 AM 12:30 PM Sa $84 Tran, Lan
RP6862.503 Tennis Essentials 11-14 yrs 6 9/16/2019 7:15 PM 8:15 PM M $84 Tran, Lan
RP6862.505 Tennis Essentials 11-14 yrs 6 9/19/2019 7:15 PM 8:15 PM Th $84 Tran, Lan
RP6843.503 Tennis Lessons - Advanced Beginner 18 yrs+ 6 9/24/2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM Tu $97 Pierelli, Gene
                   
                   

Cedar Lane Park